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Federal Law on Human Trafficking to Expire Soon | Do Your Part

Do your part to protect victims and help bring justice!

Last week Representative Chris Smith (R, NJ-4) introduced bipartisan federal legislation that will reauthorize the historic Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which enhances the government’s efforts to combat human trafficking in the United States and abroad. The law was first passed in 2000 and is set to expire at the end of September. Smith’s bill will extend the authorization of the current law until 2015 and improve cooperation among federal agencies providing victim services. The legislation will also give law enforcement additional tools and resources to investigate human trafficking crimes, and further the victim-centered approach that has been crucial to combating human trafficking.

Use your voice to advocate for justice by insuring that this critical piece of legislation is passed. Call your Representative today and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor of the bill (HR 2830). To do this, call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative. Or you can call them directly. To find out who your Representative is click here.

Click on their name to find their direct telephone number.

Tell them where you are calling from (town and state) and say:

“It is important to the people of this community that we reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act this year. I would like to ask the Representative to please sign on as a cosponsor to HR 2830 to help ensure the passage of this very important piece of legislation”

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Not For Sale is a member of the The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) who supports the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2011.


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